how much ssd space is on your new rmbp

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  1. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    hey guys just wondering out of the box how much space is left on your ssds. i ordered 512. 499 is the capacity according to disk utility and only 474 is available. i have installed nothing...
     
  2. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine the Lion has to live somewhere..
     
  3. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    Lion and all the apps. It's pretty obvious really. If it was 512gb exactly you would have nothing but a grey screen lol.
     
  4. Vid macrumors member

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    Apple must be using non-standard reporting as well (although erroring in the favor of the consumer). You expect about a 7% drop from the advertised decimal (GB) to the reported binary (GiB) storage. I would have expected around 475GiB of storage on an advertised 512GB HDD or SSD.

    After that you expect the free space to drop lower because you are storing your OS in it.
     
  5. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well you guys are full of obvious info...i know lion takes up space and i also wasn't expecting 512 available. my concern was that 25 gigs was already used...that is more then system files take up. come to find out its 16 gigs worth of sleep images...
     
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Yep, the sleep image is the same size as your ram.
     
  7. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    how much free space is there on a 256GB flash model?
     
  8. BlueOcean macrumors member

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    Apple switched to the decimal notation a few years ago, I believe, so looking at a 500GB drive in OS X will show you 500GB, not 470ish as you would get if they were still using GiB.
     
  9. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well just for people who are interested following the tuaw.com to turning safe sleep off and clearing the image worked great...saved me 16gigs
     
  10. silentownage001 macrumors regular

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    @sk8r1230 Can you link the article on tuaw.com? I can't find one that talks about what you said.
     
  11. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Not sure I would ever want to turn Safe Sleep off :eek: not even for 16 gigs.
     
  12. sk8r1230 thread starter macrumors 6502

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